Apologetics Archive

The Most Difficult Fifty Bucks I Ever Earned

Posted September 26, 2016 By John C Wright

A reader asked me to view the following two hour lecture on geocentrism. He promised me fifty bucks if I was not convinced. I wished I had asked for more. This was painful to sit through. The man involved, Robert Sungenis, is, to put the matter kindly, a smug and dishonest crackpot without even the […]

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An Universal Apologia for the Universal Church

Posted September 25, 2016 By John C Wright

With some reluctance, I surrender to a reader’s request to place, in one spot easily opened, my series of essays explaining my reasoning that compelled me to accept the Catholic Church as being one, true, apostolic and catholic in nature, and rejecting respectfully the claims of the others. My reluctance is for the obvious reason that […]

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Occam and Atheism

Posted September 20, 2016 By John C Wright

On the Inadequacy of the Atheist Model I have been asked to explain some of the ways in which the atheist model of the universe is either inadequate or inelegant, hence not the most rational approach to use to explain the facts of reality, nor to answer the deep questions of philosophy. Now, I should […]

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Puddleglum’s Answer

Posted September 13, 2016 By John C Wright

(This is part of a longer column from some years ago, defending both Christian skepticism about placing faith in worldly things, and Christian hope in ultimate victory not through our own strength. I thought this section worth repeating) There are those who call Christian faith a fairy tale. I assume such scoffers are not old and wise enough […]

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On the Feast of the Assumption

Posted August 15, 2016 By John C Wright

Send by a friend: There was a beautiful reading in the Office of Readings today. I thought I should share it, especially with John Wright. St. John of Damascus was a Syrian monk and priest, from the same stock from which the Maronites descended. He lived in the monastery of Mar Saba near Jerusalem in […]

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Darwin and Genesis

Posted January 29, 2016 By John C Wright

Back when I was an atheist, I was had in my arsenal, well polished from use, every argument that could be mustered against theism, and particularly against Christianity. There were two arguments I never bothered with, both because they are illogical, that is, they cannot be formed into a properly formatted syllogism. The first is […]

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The Lamps Go Out

Posted January 23, 2016 By John C Wright

St Elijah’s monastery stood on the outskirts of Mosul for 1,400 years, the oldest Christian monastery in Iraq. It was been razed to the ground by the Islamic State: “Bulldozers, heavy equipment, sledgehammers, possibly explosives turned those stone walls into this field of gray-white dust. They destroyed it completely,” [Stephen Wood] said from his Colorado […]

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Defy the Devil: Celebrate Christmas

Posted December 21, 2015 By John C Wright

Announcing A.D. Day! Remember the scene in MERRY CHRISTMAS, CHARLIE BROWN, where our poor bald hero, Charlie Brown, dismayed and lost when he sees commercialization and selfishness robbing the meaning of Christmas, cries out in despair asking what the real meaning of Christmas is? And Linus, trusty blanket in hand, recites a fifty second quote […]

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Arthur and the Wall

Posted December 5, 2015 By John C Wright

I was working hard on my latest project, a yarn about a modern boy who wants to be a knight of King Arthur’s (who is not dead, you may recall, merely asleep), when a reader with the doglike name of Malcolm the Cynic wrote this note to a reader glum with the news of the […]

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Accommodating Miracles

Posted November 16, 2015 By John C Wright

A reader asked me about the Deist argument against miracles. The first argument, best elucidated by Thomas Paine in his unintentionally oxymoronically-titled AGE OF REASON, says that God, being an omnipotent and omniscient creator, has made the machinery of the universe with all the chains of cause and effect in place as neatly as clockwork, […]

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